Charitable Goods Transport Funding program
The Charitable Goods Transport Funding program (CGTF program) is a whole-of-government initiative that has been operating since World War II, with Community Services administering the program since January 1998.
The CGTF program currently provides funding to 18 registered charities to contribute to the cost of transporting miscellaneous goods food and clothing donated within rural and metropolitan NSW.
Why is this program important?
Many people have little or no income and the CGTF program supports individuals, families and communities with essential items, with the broader goal of preventing social breakdown.
Charitable programs make communities stronger and are effective ways to reduce inequality and disadvantage.
For more information about the Charitable Goods Transport Funding program see the CGTFP guidelines.
How does it work?
The CGTF program contributes to the cost of transporting donated goods, clothing and equipment for processing and sale.
What funding is attached to this program?
The NSW Government has committed $2.4 million in 2011/12 to the CGTF program. All this funding is currently allocated.
What’s happening in 2011/12?
The CGTF program originally began as the Charitable Goods Transport Subsidy Scheme. In 2011/12 the program transitioned from using two approved government contractors to transport the goods, to instead providing charities with their allocated funding to contribute to the costs of their own arrangements for transportation of goods.
This allows charities to utilise a transport company of their choice.
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